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The Australian Taxi Drivers Association

TAXI DRIVER ACTION Inc

TDA Inc is a Registered Association, 1500907, formed with the primary objective of shutting down the operations of Uber X. We have not yet suceeded.

To all Taxi Drivers - MARCH 2016

The Future of the NSW Taxi Industry – ?

NSW Government Legalises Ride Sharing - Private Hire Vehicles


Russel Howarth is due in the NSW Supreme Court on April 1st, representing himself against Uber BV and Uber Australia. He goes back on May 11th to follow up the issues of his Cross-Claim .


The real issues have still to be heard Ö. Is Uber X operating illegally ?


Our question is when will that really important issue actually get to Court ?


The answer is now clearly for 2016, and it still is vital to get our Industry to support Russell and re-gain the representation of Turner Freeman Lawyers, who have already been paid all the money raised from taxi drivers and operators up to date. $27,000. Regrettably, not a lot of us have contributed.


One other matter is clear. If or when we win, and irrespective of the legalisation of ride sharing by the NSW Government, we will have very good grounds for a Class Action to recover our losses, to that date, and afterwards where Uber is still facilitating illegal operations.


Thatís another reason to continue the fight.


By now you are all aware that no one is on our side. Governments around Australia are ready to legalise UBER X, and to accept minimal annual fees plus very light rules on Registration and Insurance to leave you with only Rank and Hail Work, and with instant bookings our work and income will drop even more. Uber X is legal in the ACT. We have already lost 25% : we will lose another 25% by June. How many extra hours can you safely drive ?


Already the average hourly earnings are less than $10.00 an hour.


Already you are driving 60 hours a week.


Can your family survive on $300 a week ??? $5.00 an hour ???


OUR TAXI INDUSTRY AND YOU HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO BEAT UBER X >>> THE SUREME COURT CASE TO DECLARE UBER AS UNLAWFUL Ė DRIVERS AND UBER ITSELF.


But unless we get financial support immediately, the lawyers will not be in Court to fight for you. This case is not just about Russell Howarth and Arresting Uber X. Itís about our future !!! IF YOU HELP US TO FUND THE CASE ( $100,000) WE HAVE THE ONLY CHANCE THERE IS TO WIN AND GET RID OF UBER X. ONLY WITH THIS CASE CAN WE BE IN COURT TO GET AN INJUNCTION TO STOP UBER X. NOBODY ELSE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY OR CAUSE TO TAKE ACTION AT LAW:


NOT THE TAXI COUNCIL // NOT THE NETWORKS // NOT THE GOVERNMENT


This is the very last chance to save your job, as a Taxi Driver, a Taxi Operator, and even as Plate Owner. The Networks will not assist, nor the Taxi Council, maybe Industry Suppliers will realise their potential losses, but only you have a choice and a way to support your family.


Michael Jools 0419 27 27 44 TDA Inc www.tda.net.au



0419 27 27 44 mj@tda.net.au March 2016